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Publication numberUS1380252 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1921
Filing dateNov 26, 1919
Priority dateNov 26, 1919
Publication numberUS 1380252 A, US 1380252A, US-A-1380252, US1380252 A, US1380252A
InventorsGeorge J Richardson
Original AssigneeNat Sanitary Street System Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined trash-receptacle and advertising medium
US 1380252 A
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APPLICATION FILED NOV. 26, 19!!)- Patented May 31, 1921.




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Application filed November 26, 1919. Serial Ito. 340,730.

' To all whom it mtiy concern:

Be it known that GEORGE J. RICHARDSON, citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Trash- '-Receptacles and Advertising Mediums, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a combined trash receptacle and advertising carrier, wherein the receptacle is specifically constructed for reinforcement against distortion in use, with such reinforced construction providing for the reception of the advertising slides.

The invention contemplates a trash receptacle complete in itself and specifically constructed in a commercial manner to admit of the fewest number of parts compatible with a receptacle that will be properly braced to avoid distortionin the ordinary use to which such receptacles are subjected;

and the arrangement of such reinforcing elefunction. v

Furthermore, the use of a removable conments or parts so that by their more application not only the bracing efi'ect is secured,

but provision made for the full utilization of the'receptacle as an advertising carrier without addition or change in such receptacle. Of course it is apparent that the removability of the advertising matter at will for change of the advertising data is an important characteristic of the invention, and therefore it is essential that the trash receptacle be complete in itself wholly independent' of such advertising slides, as in" the possible absence of such slides, or any of them, an open receptacle due to such absence I would be to entirely eliminate the receptacle tainer within the receptacle is contemplated I into which the trash is delivered and in more or less in the receptacle and may, without special provision be finally located as to receive only part of the trash delivered through the closure opening. To avoid these the container without regard to the position of the latter withmthe receptacle.

In the drawings Figure l is a perspective view of the receptacle with the advertising slide for one side thereof omitted.

Figs. 2, 3 and 4 are sections of thereceptacle. I

1F 5 is a detail view of one of the advertlsing panels. 1 I r The improved trash receptacle is here shown, as comprising a rectangular body 1 with a rigid conical top 2. The bodyl is made up of side and end walls 3 and 4, of appropriate length and breadth, there being in the. rigid structure two side walls and one end wall, the remaining end wall. being provided by the door or closure for the receptacle. r

The .walls of the receptacle are construct. ed of sheet metal, and in order to guard it is important that such walls be properl braced and secured together in a su stantiad s ecification of Letters Patent. P t y 319 11921,

. i but at the same time commercially economic The additional use of the trash receptacle I removably supporting the advertising matter. If then the. receptacle per se may be so constructed as to provide the desired rigidity and reinforced construction, and at the same time provide for the removable reception of the advertising matter, without addition and 'specific'parts therefor, a cornmercially practical unit has been provided of correspondingly.increased utility.

An essential feature of the present invention therefore is the construction of the receptacle per 86, so that without addition'the advertisin matter may be removably sup: ported, w ile at the same time the receptacle is complete-in itself for all its neces sary functions without the use of such advertising detail.

i To provide for the specified result, the

side walls 3 and end wall 4 are united and of the corner-strips 5 and the particular braced in a particular manner now to be described. The meeting edges of suchalls These connecting and corner strips 5 ex-' tend below the lower edges of the walls 3 and 4 to provide supporting legs 6. The

bottom ,7 of the receptacle also a section of sheet metalof proper size is secured adjacent the lower edges of the walls 3 and 4,-by forming downturned flanges 8 on such bot-- tom and arranging such flanges in contact with the respective walls, above the lower edges thereof. The projecting portions of such walls below the'free edges of the bottom flanges 8 are then turned inwardly and over-the lower'edges of the flanges, as at 9, .fixedby securing the bottomin place. Rivets 1 0 may be applied as indicated to furthersecurethe bottom, and it is' also pre ferred that angle brace-plates 11,-be secured to the legs 6 and to the bottom flanges 8 and "overlying portions of the walls 3 and 1,

as by rivets 12,

to further brace the legs and bottom. y

In the construction so far described no attention has been given the open side of the receptacle, and beyond the fact that under the described construction a section of each bottom flange'8 appear as uncovered flanges 13 and 14 respectively in such open side, no

particular receptacle body construction is concerned with such'open side.

The top of the receptacle, which. is a rigid part thereof is also particularly constructed I the formation.

' to lend itself to the body construction. This topis formed of a single sheet of-metal bent to form the uppersection 15 and inclined V walls .16, the material being-of course divided at the side wall junctures to permit Certain of such walls are provided with integral flange-extensions 17 which may be riveted to adjacent walls 16 to'complete the to *The top is applibd thebody with the 'lower edgesofsuch top overlying the upsides, four being shown, and such sides are' .on which advertisements may be suitablylaced; In providin for the removabilit' P r g y Y of Sigh panels to permitchange of adverti'sm I 1 r d e of the body and secured thereto in a manner to bereferred to. The body thus presents a plurality of designed to receive advertising panels 18 ,the body]. is provided with'final 1 reinforcing strips 19, secured longitudinally of the body and. glirectl overlying the strips 5 If desired the reinflbrciBgstH S 19 may A be of angle formation in transverse section, 7

and each panel is provided at Its lower'edge with a brace strip 21, adapted when the slide is. in place to fit between the edges of opposed strips 19 and complete the appearance of such strips 19 extendingacross the bottom of the panel. Similar panel-forming strips 22 extend 'across the upper edge of each wall, secured by rivets 23, which pass through and unite the lower edge of the top to the body. Thesepanel strips 22 form limiting abutments for the upper edge of the panels 18, so thatwhen said panels are in position, there is but little appearance of a removable panel, .as the arrangement of strips 21 and 22 appear to outline a fixed advertising surface.

Another and important result secured by the close fitting of the top edges of the panels 18 against the abutments formed by strips 22, is that leakage of water through such joints and thereby between panel and receptatcle wall is prevented, and rusting or deterioration from this source prevented. This close fitting is incident to proper fitting of the contacting edges and also tothe application of the panels fnom the lower portions of the receptacle; v

The strips 21 of the panels'and the lower edges of the body walls are formed with registering openings 24 to receive fastening .means, here shown as nuts and bolts 25 to secure the panels in place.

The important detail of the panel mounting resides in the brace strips 19, whichwhile afl'ording guideways for the panels,

are more particularly utilized for braces; for the juncture and ngidity of the body 1. Thus a proper bracing is secured, and the panel guideways formed in the use of single strips, primarily provided for bracing effect. A container, here shown as a cylindrical can 26 is to be removably placed in the receptacle and. receive the material or refuse for which the device is designed. As the panels are to be inserted from the lower end of the receptacle the latter will be tilted in removing and applying the panels, and it is important that the consequent shifting of the container will not move the same beyond a material-receiving )position. In

" rest te I one of the inclined faces of such top, and a cover 28 hinged to cover such opening at will. A chute 529 is formed of sheet material, comprising an upper, downwardly inclined wall 30, secured to the top side beyond the upper edge-of the opening 27, with side portions 31, which are substantially triangular with their base edges extending toward the opening 27, the sides beyond such base edges flared outwardly at 32- and riveted inwardly of and to the inturned side edges of the opening. A bottom is provided for the chute made up of a strip 33, having upper flanges 34 secured to the flared portions of the sides 3.1 of the chute, and abottom flange 35 secured directly to the top-face. The bottom strip extends between the sides 31 of chute, andis inclined downwardly, as shown. The chute delivery opening is thus defined by the free edges of the side portions 31, the

free edge of the top wall 30 and the free edge of the bottom strip 33, and-this opening is so positioned as to deliver refuse material into the container 26 with certainty without regard to the position of such container within the receptacle. I

The interior of the receptacle body is closed by a door 35 which is a substantial duplicatlon in construction of one of the side walls of the receptacle. The door section is of sheet rhetal with the reinforcing strips 36 and 37 corresponding to the strips 5 and 19 of the body structure. The relation of these strips provide guideways for an advertising panel, as in the preferred construction. The door is hinged to the body at 38, and is preferably provided with a flange 39 projecting from the inner surface thereof which fits more or less snugly within the marginal edges of the door opening to insure a proper positioning of the door.

- Provision is made for the use of an ordinary spring closing key controlled lock 40,-

a of any usual or preferred type. L

The characteristic features of the improved trash receptacle andadvertising carrier', are the complete bracing and -reinforc-.

ing of the otherwise light material "of the structure in a commercially economic constructionand the utilization ofsuch braces,

without additional construction to permit the removable application of the advertising panel; the formation of the panel-receiving portions of the receptacle and'also of the panels so as to suggest a fixed advertising arrangement instead of a removable one; and the manner of securing the material of the chute in the top of the body.

An additional advantage of the double wall construction, when the panels are in position. and of the double reinforcing strips, is that thereby the receptacle is given a substantial weight, and hence is maintained by its own weight against casual displacement, as by high winds, slight jars or the like. This is of advantage in receptacles designed to be placed on the streets and exposed to the elements.

ing panels, each wall of the receptacle hav ing an upper end brace strip to limit move- .ment of the panel, and the panels having a lower end brace strip, the end brace strips of the receptacle wall'and panel providing cross continuations of the guideway forming brace strips to complete the panel efiect when the advertising panel is in place, and meansfor securing thepanel to the" receptacle wall.

2. A combined trash receptacle and adver-. tising carrier, comprising a body made up of metallic walls, and a top secured to the upper edges of such walls, connecting strips brace strips overlying the connecting strips, fastening means for securing the we ls, connecting strips, and brace strips in a rigid overlying the meeting edges of the ,walls,

assembly to brace the body structure, the

brace strips extending inwardly of the connecting strips to form with the underlying receptacle Qwall guideways, the top being formed of sheet metal and presenting inclined side portions, the lower edges of the top overlying the upper edges of the body,

and strips secured to said superimposed sections of the top and body and'outw ardly of the top sections, said strips being in the plane of the guideway formingbrace strips; 3. A combined trash receptacle and adver-' tising carriercompri'sing aibody, a top secured thereto andv having inclined side portions, one ofsaid side portions-being formed ,'With an opening, a downwardly opening chute carried by the said side and having a downwardl -inclined upper wall, a downwardly inc ined lower wall, and side walls terminating in a plane transverse the top and in. line with the lower edges of the upper and lower walls of such chute, whereby the refuse material is directed verticall downward in spaced relation to the wal s of the body. p

4. A combined trash-receptacle and advertising carrier comprising a body, a top secured thereto and having inclined side portions, one of said side portions bein formed with an opening, a chute extending trom said side wall about the opening, said chute being chute side walls being outwardly inclined and secured to the top sidejoeyond the edge of the opening, thev chute structure also including a second strip of material extending 7 hetweenthe sidewall portions of the chute and secured to said side walls and to the top below the lower edge of the opening, that 10 portion of the second strip between the chute side walls being downwardly inclined. In testimony whereof I afiix m signature. GEORGE J. mcmtlmsom

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U.S. Classification232/43.2, 220/908, 40/306, 220/908.3, 220/641
International ClassificationB65F1/08, G09F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/00, B65F1/08, Y10S220/908
European ClassificationG09F23/00, B65F1/08